This Paris Life

Expert Insight, Breaking News, and Insider Stories on Real Estate in Paris

There’s something different to love in every arrondissement of Paris.  Each week, the team at vivreparis.fr puts together a small list of their favorite parts of one of the capitals diverse arrondissements.  This time, the team reflects on the wonderful 14th: a more residential arrondissement, with several lively sectors, quaint side-streets, underground catacombs steeped in history, and […]

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Don’t be nostalgic for the much-needed getaways and lazy days of summer.  The capital is overflowing with events sure to make the coming fall months cultural, festive, sporty, and gourmet.  Simply follow the guide LeFigaro has laid out for you and choose from among 57 possible activities you can take part in this fall season: […]

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As real estate prices continue to rise in France, property buyers can rely on low interest rates and minimal down payment requirements to offset cost. Affordable Down Payments Financing conditions are so favorable, that between the first semester of 2016 and the second semester of 2017 “it was possible to buy without any down payment”, […]

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One of the best things about having Paris as your “home base” is its excellent air and rail connections. If you are looking for a little adventure, you can take an easy weekend trip to see some of the classical sites of Southern Europe, or even venture as far as North Africa.   We asked […]

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Is France’s “6th-biggest city” about to see a wholesale exodus across the Channel? Brexit and Macron’s election are certainly making the move back home to France more appealing for French expats living in London, but other factors might be holding back the floodgates.  Some 300,00 to 400,000 “Frenchies” live in London according to estimates. The […]

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The working class borough of Belleville is one to watch for those looking to buy property in Paris.  The neighborhood that straddles four arrondissements is turning heads for its rapid boboisation and piquing the interest of thrifty investors and buyers, as property prices remain low and are forecast to grow rapidly in future. Both buy-to-let investors and […]

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The Rue des Martyrs is to become pedestrian and bike-only as the local mayor finalizes plans for its transformation.  Work to turn the road, which is crammed with independent outlets and food mongers, into a pedestrian and bike-only avenue could start as early as this summer and be complete by autumn. Local mayor Delphine Bürkli presented her […]

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The outlook is very positive for Paris’ 2018’s property market, but as usual there are major changes to the laws affecting real estate. The following regulatory changes and tax reforms affecting property are important to know about. The end of the wealth tax in its current form At the end of November the National Assembly […]

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Paris has no multiple listing service (MLS) and what some might call an “every agent for himself” mentality. It can therefore be challenging to find an agent you can count on to work hard and represent your interests. Historically property sellers have given their listing to multiple agencies to ensure they reach the most buyers, […]

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The last few weeks have seen several high-profile announcements indicating Paris has much to gain from the Brexit process. Financial institutions are ramping up plans to move workers to the French capital.  Its been a constant theme ever since June 23 last year: how much can Paris take advantage of Brexit uncertainty to pinch business […]

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